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Meaning of “pent-up” in the English Dictionary

"pent-up" in American English

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pent-upadjective

 us   /ˈpentˈʌp/
(of ​feelings) not ​expressed or ​released: His pent-up ​anger and ​frustrationburstforth.
(Definition of pent-up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pent-up" in Business English

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pent-upadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌpentˈʌp/
ECONOMICS used to describe ​strongdemand for a ​product that has not had the ​opportunity of being ​expressed as ​sales, for ​example because ​consumers have had too little ​money: Sales of ​heavylorriesincreased, reflecting the ​improvement in the ​economy and pent-up ​demand from delayed ​purchases.
(Definition of pent-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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